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Women’s Soccer Notebook – Sept. 1

Sep 1, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

UNCW's Katrina Guillou

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Katrina Guillou • UNCW
Jr., Forward, Fort Washington, Md./Bishop Ireton

Guillou scored both game-winning goals and also added an assist as UNCW posted victories over Campbell (1-0) and Charlotte (4-2) last week. The junior forward broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 58th minute versus the Camels. Against Charlotte, she scored in the 26th minute to give the Seahawks a 3-1 advantage and then assisted on an insurance goal later in the period. Guillou has scored in three of UNCW’s four matches this season and tops the team with seven points.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Katie Hyland • James Madison
Sr., Forward, Islip, N.Y./Islip

Hyland scored the game-winning goal in the 51st minute as James Madison rallied to upset 24th-ranked Wake Forest 2-1 on the road last Friday. The senior took advantage of a Demon Deacons’ turnover and scored her second goal of the season and the 18th of her career as the Dukes improved to 3-0.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Kristin Desmond • Hofstra
Fr., Defender, East Northport, N.Y./Northport

Desmond contributed offensively and defensively as Hofstra cruised past Saint Joseph’s 5-0 on Sunday. The freshman defender assisted on a goal by Amber Stobbs midway through the first half and played a part in a Pride defensive effort that limited the Hawks to just seven shots in the shutout victory.

Around The League:

FIVE CAA TEAMS AMONG TOP EIGHT IN FIRST REGIONAL RANKINGS: Five CAA teams were listed among the top eight in the first NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings released last Tuesday. James Madison was ranked #2 in the poll behind only Boston University. William & Mary was at #4, followed by Delaware at #5, Towson at #7 and Drexel at #8. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.

JMU UPSETS #24 WAKE FOREST: James Madison improved to 3-0 this season by rallying for a 2-1 victory at 24th-ranked Wake Forest last Friday. After falling behind 1-0 early, Sydney Braun-McLeod got the equalizer with her second goal of the season off an assist from Ashley Herndon in the 37th minute. Senior Katie Hyland delivered the game-winner in the 51st minute as she converted off a Demon Deacons’ turnover. It was the second goal of the year and the 18th of her career for Hyland, who is now tied for 15th on JMU’s all-time goals list. The Dukes have won all three games by 2-1 scores this season.

HOFSTRA ROLLS PAST SAINT JOSEPH’S: Hofstra cruised past Saint Joseph’s 5-0 on Sunday afternoon to move to 2-0 at home. Senior forward Sam Scolarici scored two goals for the second straight game and also chipped in an assist for the Pride. She’s now second on Hofstra’s career goals list with 37. Junior forward Leah Galton, the CAA preseason Player of the Year, also tallied her first two goals of the season. Amber Stobbs picked up her second goal of the season as well. Goalkeepers Friederike Mehring and Jenna Borresen combined on the shutout as head coach Simon Riddiough won his 100th career game.

GUILLOU GAME-WINNERS LEAD UNCW: UNCW recorded victories over in-state foes Campbell (1-0) and Charlotte (4-2) to even its record at 2-2. Junior forward Katrina Guillou contributed two goals and an assist for the week, including the game-winning goals in both contests. She leads the Seahawks with three goals and seven points this season. UNCW also got goals from Maddie McCormick and Allye Mertes during a 4-0 run versus Charlotte that helped them overcome an early deficit. Goalkeepers Liisa Rahkola and Carolyn Huddy combined on the shutout at Campbell.

BURNETT POSTS BACK-TO-BACK SHUTOUTS: Northeastern senior goalkeeper Paige Burnett posted back-to-back shutouts as the Huskies played to a 0-0 draw with Providence and edged New Hampshire, 1-0. Burnett stopped one shot against PC and then turned away a pair of shots versus UNH. In four games this season, she has a 0.23 GAA with three shutouts. Kimberly Slade scored the game-winning goal against UNH just 1:39 into the match off an assist from Lahaina Zoller. It was Slade’s first collegiate goal. The Huskes have out-shot opponents 84-31 this season and haven’t given up a goal in regulation.

DELAWARE’S ADAMS SCORES IN OT SETBACK: Delaware suffered its first loss of the season in tough fashion, falling 2-1 in overtime to St. John’s. The Blue Hens trailed 1-0 with just 1:13 left in regulation when sophomore Nikki Adams found the net from 18 yards out to force the extra session. It was the first career goal for Adams. Delaware has now scored in 16 consecutive regular-season contests. The Blue Hens dominated the game statistically, out-shooting St. John’s 19-5.

ELON PLAYS WELL AT WVU: Elon played well but came up short in a 2-0 setback at 11th-ranked West Virginia on Sunday. The Phoenix defense kept the Mountaineers off the board until they converted a penalty kick with 35 seconds left in the opening period. They added an insurance tally midway through the second half. Three Elon goalkeepers combined to make five saves in the match.

W&M FALLS AT MARYLAND: William & Mary dropped a 4-0 decision at Maryland last Thursday. It was the only action of the week for the Tribe after their contest at George Washington was postponed due to lightning. Junior goalkeeper Caroline Casey made six saves against the Terps. Freshman Sami Grasso put all three of her shots on goal. Grasso tops the Tribe with six shots for the season.

COFC DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO BU: College of Charleston lost a narrow 1-0 match to 22nd-ranked Boston Univeristy on Sunday at the Garnett and Black Classic in Columbia, S.C. The Terriers scored the game’s lone goal in the 11th minute as Cougars’ goalkeeper Lauren Killian finished with a pair of saves. CofC was also beaten 4-2 by Milwaukee in the tournament’s opening round. The Cougars got goals from Sarah Blakely and Hannah Huizenga. Making the all-tournament team from CofC were Sarah Cardamone and Rio Speller-Drews.

DREXEL LOSES TWICE BY ONE GOAL: Drexel suffered a pair of 1-0 setabcks on the road last weekend at Niagara and Buffalo. The Dragons out-shot Niagara 17-5, but the game remained scoreless until Niagara broke through with just 2:41 left in the second overtime. Buffalo scored its goal in the 58th minute and made it stand up. Megan Hammaker led Drexel with four shots in each match and put three of them on goal.

TOWSON COMES UP SHORT AT HOME: Towson was unable to earn a victory in its first two home matches, losing 1-0 to DePaul and 5-0 to 20th-ranked Georgetown. The Blue Demons scored their only goal just 5:51 into the contest, while the Hoyas took control with three goals in the first nine minutes of the match. Goalkeeper Erin Quinn made two saves in each contest. Katie Ponce fired a team-high three shots in the loss to Georgetown.